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Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33

Guide price £265,000

2 Beds 1 Bath 1 Reception

REF: BSE210002

Former office with permission to convert into a house.


  • A superb opportunity to create a house from former office building.
  • Grade II listed period property
  • Set over three floors
  • Walking distance to town centre
  • Please see property brochure for further details


A superb opportunity, with permission granted, to create an excellent home from this wonderfully located Grade II listed town centre 3 storey building. PERMISSIONS GRANTED Planning application No. DC/20/1923/FUL Change of use from office (class E) to one dwelling (class C3) granted 21st December 2020 Application for listed building consent No. DC/20/1924/LB - Removal of partition walls and insertion of additional internal walls granted 21st December 2020 CHAIN FREE SALE THE PROPERTY The house, which until recently has been used as offices, now has consent for it to be returned to its original use as a residential dwelling. It is Grade II listed with the neighbouring larger 18 Hatter Street, which fronts onto the road and has also, having been used as architects offices, recently received permission to convert back to residential use (DC/20/1339/FUL - Planning Application - (i) Change of use from office(Class A2) to a single dwelling (Class C3) (ii) re-positioning of steel gates to the West of alley (iii) re-instate gates to front of alley). The properties together are listed as being of 16th and 17th century origins with early 18th century alterations, although 18A is principally a 19th century extension to the west of the main building with a shallow-pitched roof, it benefits from the attic room accommodation in the mansard roof over the timber framed 17th century rear wing which, with 18A is faced with ornate Edwardian tile-hanging front and rear, with this property also presenting a rendered end gable. It is thought that this ''flying freehold' over 18 is the reason for the long leasehold title on the property, as 18 holds the freehold title for the site. There are a number of traditional sash windows and smaller timber framed windows to the front and rear. The proposed alterations to the property have been designed with only minimal alterations to the original fabric of the building. The existing layout of the ground floor currently comprises an office area, cupboard, kitchenette, store and 2 WCs, all leading off an entrance area with stairs to the 1st floor. The new layout will create a kitchen in the location of the 2 WCs, kitchenette, store area, retains the entrance hall and the office area will become the sitting room. On the first floor the walk through office has permission for a partition wall so that a bathroom can be created in this space and gives separate access to the main bedroom. There are no plans to make any changes to the second floor accommodation which will become the second double bedroom for the property. OUTSIDE There is pedestrian right of way for the property from Hatter Street to the side of 18, through the arch and also from Langton Place across the carpark. The property owns and has the use of the paved area which is porch covered and has a low brick retaining wall division from the carpark and a high brick wall to the side, beyond which there is an area for storage of the bins and scope for bike storage, as per the recent permissions granted. LOCATION The property has the rare benefit of not fronting onto a highway of any sort, overlooking, as it does, the Langton Place private gated carpark which also opens off Langton Place pedestrian shopping zone. Hatter Street is a highly regarded street situated in sought after Medieval Town Grid within easy walking distance of the town centre's amenities. Bury St Edmunds is a thriving market town located in the heart of East Anglia and offers extensive schooling in both the public and private sectors, extensive shopping facilities and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. The University City of Cambridge is approximately 28 miles away and offers unrivalled educational opportunities and excellent shopping and amenity facilities. There is good access to the A14, A11(M11) and the A1. Bury St Edmunds also has a railway station within walking distance of the property, offering links to mainline services to London Liverpool Street and Kings Cross. Services - Mains water, electricity and drainage. Local Authority -West Suffolk (St Edmundsbury) Council Tax Band - TBC Tenure Long Leasehold - 5,000 years commenced 1992 with a ''Peppercorn' rent. Viewing Only by appointment with the sole agents Jackson-Stops. Tel. 01284 700535